August 26 – October 16, 2022
Opening: August 25 6PM
Our border is a line that has come under pressure. The big prison zone right here across the river, with the murderer breathing behind fence. The flow of oil, spies and propaganda. The flow of tears, anger and hatred. This speculative landscape is protected, silently, by groupings of trees and bushes that have been coupled with language.
Kurševa, August 2022
Maija Kurševa (born 1981, Lielplatone) graduated with BA (2006) and MA (2008) degrees from the Visual Communication programme of the Art Academy of Latvia. Kurševa works with installation, moving image, graphics and drawings. In 2017, Kurševa founded the not-for-profit gallery Low, and has acted as the gallery’s programme director (2017-2019). She is also the founder and curator of Riga Zine Festival (2016, 2018) as well as co-founder and project manager of the artist collective Popper Publishing (2012-2018). Kurševa has partaken in artist residencies Kai in Tallinn (2020), ISCP in New York (2019) Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris as part of Kim? Residency Award (2019) and Iaspis in Umea (2013). From 2004, she has participated in exhibitions in Latvia and abroad, and notably, was nominated for the Purvītis Prize in 2017 for her work Joviality. She currently teaches composition and screen printing at the Motion. Image. Sound. department in the Art Academy of Latvia, In 2021, Kurševa’s works were included in the Vitamin D3 publication dedicated to drawings, issued by Phaidon. Kim? and Kurševa have been collaborating since 2009. Tension is the artist’s sixth solo exhibition within the institution.
Supported by: Ministry of Culture, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Arterritory.com.